After receiving complaints, a Maryland high school removes police brutality artwork. But the students at Oxon Hill aren’t submitting to censorship– they are fighting back.
Provocative art about police brutality in a Madison, Wisconsin library is causing controversy.
An exhibit of dolls at the Long Beach library was deemed too controversial because it included a depiction of police brutality. The library decided to go on with the show; NCAC offers some guidelines for curators who are faced with similar controversies.
The Charlie Hebdo massacres prompted worldwide calls to embrace and celebrate artistic freedom. But actions speak louder than words. As demonstrations in support of free speech were held in Paris and we all reconfirmed our commitment to an open exchange of ideas, two cultural spaces in the United States-– one a library, the other a university-– censored artwork.